Jon Nash is one of the country’s leading yachting photographers. Using the most advanced photographic technology, often from helicopters, he achieves the most incredible results.
Says Jon: ‘Ocean yacht racing is one of the most diverse, exhilarating and challenging of all sports; from the lonely commitment of the single-handed yachtsman, to the fully crewed teams of corporate yachts, racing tens of thousands of miles across some of the world’s cruellest seas. Ocean sailing is a supreme test of skill and determination of the yachtsmen/women who undertake these adventures.
Jon understands sailing, he understands working with the crews. Sailing poses many challenges to the photographer often working in cold, wet, salty inhospitable environments with highly pressured, focused crews who aren’t interested in accommodating a photographer. Capturing the moment without compromising the situation is an art-form in itself. With over a decade of experience of working with professional race crews in the worst conditions the oceans can throw Jon finds the balance between being stealthy, getting the shot, lending a hand when necessary and still managing to express the power and elegance of the sport through his imagery.’